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Kathakali Restaurant

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39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
+64 6-758 8848
Tue - Sun 12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Will definitely visit again when in NP :) Had a vegetarian biriani and a duck dish. Both really yummy! And the dosas were great as well.

1 Thank tanjap601
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236 reviews
156 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Beautiful decor just beautiful and great smiles very friendly and hospitable. Order was taken straight away a bottle of cold water brought to my table as I sat down. Food came out fast and hot fantastic. Good aromatic flavours if you order mild it will be mild very mild so if you like me and like a little heat ask... More 

2 Thank Marlaina C
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is fantastic and not the standard Indian food you would find in NZ. Perhaps it is more authentic; I can't comment on that but it was delicious!! Really loved eating here and am looking forward to going back!! Staff were lovely, decor was not extravagant but the food was super.

1 Thank tmarie77
Hamilton, New Zealand
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160 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visited this place to get the taste of Indian cuisine . Host were polite and attentive . Nice food and yummy taste . The fish dish is exceptional, although be particular whether you need it to be spicy . Nice ambience , good music . A glimpse of culture on the television while you are chowing away . You are... More 

Los Alamos, New Mexico
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When the Social Kitchen was closed for a private event, we decided to go to Kathakali. The meal and service here were lovely. I enjoyed a vegetarian dosa while my husband had the special, a fish plate. Everything was flavorful and delicious. (Although, the best part of the meal was hearing a smooth jazz rendition of "Colors of the Wind"... More 

2 Thank HCr0ss
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Easily ordered gluten free vegan food (including delicious coconut and rice breads and a lentil donut). Friendly staff, served swiftly, & craft beer available. Meal ended with a complimentary hot towel (for hands/face) - lovely touch. Kinda expensive ($60-$70 NZD for 2 people), but that included entrees and a drink each. Nice place to go for a romantic evening out.

2 Thank regannz
New Plymouth, New Zealand
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My favorite combination of ambiance food quality and price. Well worth eating here. Not the best alcohol knowledge but great food.

2 Thank Mike L
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Read all the great reviews and thought to give this place a go. Was so disappointed! Had a fish curry and the chicken masala. Both where average. Well below the quality and standard i was expecting.

Thank T944ZN
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Seeing this restaurant had 5stars, I thought it would be exceptional. Unfortunately my medium curries were barely mild and my vegetable korma was tasteless. The spinach and lentil dish was quite nice, as was their bread

Thank Karlie W
Mount Eden, New Zealand
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41 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017

Very good Ambience. Very Knowledgeable and courteous staff. Do not miss the "Meen Pollichathu" or Grilled fish in Banana Leaf. The best I had. Also Kerala Porotta was really tasty.. Do not miss this restaurant. Nice collection of craft beer. Owner Sri was amazing too.

2 Thank Biju S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 39A Devon Street East, New Plymouth 4310, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Taranaki Region  >  New Plymouth
  • Phone Number: +64 6-758 8848
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Auckland, New Zealand
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?